A 27-year-old member asked:
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what happens when you dive and don't equalize the pressure in your ears?

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Dr. Rodney Diaz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pain!: If you do this too often or too deep without clearing, you can rupture your ear drum or seriously injure your ears. Clearing ears is a must for divers.
Answered on Jun 26, 2013
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Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Negative pressure: The space behind ear drum will develop a negative pressure pulling in your eardrum. This will hurt. It may rupture. You may bleed in the ear. Won't be too fun.
Answered on Mar 12, 2014
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Dr. Jonathan Owens
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Decongestants: Decongestants will shrink the tissue in your nose and eustachian tubes, enabling you to equalize pressure better. I generally recommend to patients t ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Good question: You have to be able to equalize the pressure in your ears in able to tolerate going to deeper depths. If you can't clear your ears- then you won't get ... Read More
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
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Yea: The sinuses get some pressure and is felt around the eyes.
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Dr. Deborah Josefson
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Equalize pressures: if diving, make sure you don;t have a cold- take a decongestant if necessary, Equalize your ears with tba pressure as you descend my holding nose an ... Read More
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